Law & Regulation

Judge gives NBR chance to strike out Du Val defamation suit

Dan Brunskill
Wed, 20 Apr 2022

Judge gives NBR chance to strike out Du Val defamation suit
A preliminary hearing will be held in June. (Image: Getty)
Dan Brunskill
Wed, 20 Apr 2022
An Auckland high court judge has given Fourth Estate Holdings a chance to strike down a defamation claim by Du Val Group.The owners of Du Val Group have taken issue with a single sentence in a story about the company’s business dealings, which were recently criticised by the Financial Markets Authority.John Clarke and Charlotte Clarke – who own Du Val Group – are suing the publisher of the National Business Review, Fourth Estate Holdings, for what they say is a defamatory sentence.The article is part of a series of investigati...

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